Enjoy added privacy + natural breezes
with Sanctum DECORATIVE POOL FENCING
Choose from a wide range of perforated and geometric POOL FENCING options with multiple design and colour configurations. Explore new creative options while also keeping the family safe and complying with all pool-safe regulations.
Australia has some of the tightest pool fencing regulations in the world, which helps ensure our backyards are as safe as they can be. These regulations thankfully save many lives every year.
All pools and spas must be fully fenced with non climbable fencing, with tight regulations on toe-hold sizes, gate and latch requirements, no-climb zones and the like.
While these regulations are excellent at protecting young lives, they do provide significant restrictions on aesthetics. As a result, there are traditionally very limited options available for decorative and high privacy pool fencing.
Solid walls and fences can be very expensive to build, and while they give you privacy, they block all natural breezes.
Glass works a treat at showing off your pool, providing you have the budget. But it is also wonderful at showing off kid’s handprints, bird messes, dog slobber and chemical stains, so you you need to buy your glass cleaner in bulk. Plus, the fishbowl effect is tragic if you like your privacy.
Standard black aluminium tubular pool fencing is the cheapest option, but privacy is non-existent.
Thankfully, Sanctum now offers two creative pool fencing options which ARE POOL SAFE COMPLIANT, while also delivering privacy and natural air flow.
Decorative pool fencing panels are now available at Sanctum
Pool safe regulations stipulate that pool safe fences must be non-climbable, and that there must be no toe-hold openings larger than 10mm in size.
One of the challenges of Sanctum’s regular range of decorative screens is that the detailed cutouts tend to make exceptionally good ladders, ruling them out for usage as pool fences.
To address this, Sanctum has introduced a range of decorative panels specifically designed for pool fencing which replace cutouts with thousands of perforated holes no larger than 10mm (most no larger than 5mm).
We can still capture images in the screening (some designs work much better than others). The perforations offer a premium artistic effect with good privacy, while also allowing natural air flow not traditionally offered by glass, timber or masonry fences.
Our perforated pool-safe screens are cut from the highest grades of sheet aluminium, and typically supply screens cut from 3mm thick sheet.
Pool fencing panels are cut to order in our Brisbane workshop and hand finished prior to coating, delivering an exceptional result that will look great for years with minimal maintenance.
To achieve rigidity without framing, we can fold (or double fold on longer panels) the edges, to deliver a solid, seamless installation.
Our pool fencing panels are then powder coated in your choice of more than 100 colours.
Please note that depending on the design, these perforated screens can contain up to 25,000 drill holes per panel, and can take many hours to cut each panel.
We are currently offering special discounted rates to a select number of customers to allow us to refine our processes and build a photo library of quality pool fencing installations.
These are not a budget option, but in the right application offer an exceptional, premium quality result, and a uniquely customised, very functional pool fencing option. *
Combine multiple screening and fencing options
to complete your pool safe area
It probably goes without saying that you can mix and match fence options to achieve the best possible result for your pool area.
For example, you could use glass pool fencing between the house and the pool, so you can watch the kids while they swim.
At the same time, you could install a wall of screens on the neighbour’s side, or blocking the view from the road to create a private safe haven away from prying eyes.
In addition to pool fencing panels and decorative screens, we also supply heavy gauge aluminium posts and frames made specially to support the extra weight and surface area of our screens.
We can also convert any of our decorative pool fencing panels into a matching gate, with the necessary hardware to ensure compliance.
We can custom cut screens to fit your exact requirements, and provide all the elements to complete the job to the highest standards.
Sanctum are primarily manufacturers, and we offer a range of legally compliant decorative pool fencing options.
While we can supply screening that is guaranteed to be pool safe compliant if installed correctly, we cannot control the safe usage of your panels.
Once your Sanctum pool fencing and screening is installed in your pool area, it is essential that you check the compliance of your screening and your enclosure with a qualified certifier.
Reduced size cutouts offer a more economicAL
option for DECORATIVE
As an alternative to our perforated pool fencing panels, which are very detailed and time consuming to cut, Sanctum can also cut a select number of designs in a high privacy, pool safe configuration, offering artistic patterns cut with tooling less than 10mm in width
The two most popular decorative pool fencing options are the Bahamas Privacy and the Moffat Privacy.
These are much quicker to cut than the perforated screens (which makes them more affordable), with increased privacy and still allowing natural air flow.
All Sanctum pool fencing panels are 100% Australian made. They are cut and / or perforated with the same base materials and to the same high standard as our other screens, and powder coated to suit your specific requirements.
Top and bottom edges would be folded to create rigidity and eliminate the need for additional framing.
Use standard Sanctum screening inside pool safe enclosures
A third alternative to pool safe fencing using Sanctum screens is to use any of our screen designs, with solid backing on the reverse.
A backing board allows you to add a splash of colour behind the screening, and achieve 100% blockout – great for privacy, but not so good for airflow!)
Alternately, there is often scope to use standard screens for decoration and / or privacy inside pool safe enclosures without compromising safety.
Providing your pool or spa area is fully enclosed with compliant fencing, then Sanctum screens can be used to creat fabulous privacy screens, shade areas, shower zones, pool pump screens and the like.
Usage is limited only by the imagination.